symbol KORU is the Maori word for "bight" or "loop" and refers to the new shoots of the silver fern, The spiral shaped koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic for new life, hope, perfection, rebirth, a new start, awakening, personal growth, purity, nuturing, a new phase in life, the spirit of rejuvenation and peace.

The spiral shaped Maori koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life;

NZ Koru

NATURAL PATTERNS Spirals occur everywhere in nature. Whenever I come across a something, a pinecone or snail shell, it reminds me to go within to my center

Koru is the Maori word for an unfurling fern frond. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace - Aotearoa

'Koru' is the Maori word for the new unfurling fern frond. The pattern is used in many Maori and New Zealand art forms and symbolizes new life, regeneration, growth, strength and peace - Aotearoa

Multicultural lessons. New Zealand Koru Art: written by Kim Lannon for Kinder Art

New Zealand Maori Koru Art Lesson Plan: Multicultural Art and Craft Lessons for Kids: KinderArt ®

Koru - The unfolding spiral tipped shoots of the New Zealand silver fern plant become new fern fronds. Thus the reference to new life or a new start. Especially in Maori culture, these Koru have a strong symbolical meaning.

SPIRALS - Koru, Icon of New Zealand. 'Koru' is the Maori word for the new unfurling fern frond.

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